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Shalta
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:32 AM UTC

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Though, I admit to being a little hesitant to build that M60A1 so soon. What does everyone think on the validity of the Type 5 Chi-Ri as a "landship"? I've had my eye on the FM kit of it for a while, and the size / hull mounted secondary gun look very "landship" to me!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_5_Chi-Ri
Link for those that arent familiar! (It's 2 AM, just grabbed Wikipedia, lol)



I'm with Stephan, it sure looks like a Landship to me. WW2 Japanese subjects are a special interest of mine and I would doubly welcome seeing a Chi-Ri built here. Please feel free to build away.


Ok, perfect. As I've been planning to buy that kit since I started modelling. Having an excuse to only makes it better!
... I might also get a 1/72 O-I with it, if shipping allows.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:29 AM UTC

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Yeah, it'll be a couple more months before I get into my T-28, only have, what, 14 other campaigns this spring/summer



You are a busy man! I completed 11 models last year, a record for me but 14 is better than one per month, a real achievement.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 08:25 AM UTC
Yeah, it'll be a couple more months before I get into my T-28, only have, what, 14 other campaigns this spring/summer
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:09 AM UTC
We have plenty of time on this campaign due to the complicated nature of some of the Landship models. The deadline isn't until September so build away as time permits. My own T-35 is on hold while I try to finish the Jagdpanther.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:05 AM UTC

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Though, I admit to being a little hesitant to build that M60A1 so soon. What does everyone think on the validity of the Type 5 Chi-Ri as a "landship"? I've had my eye on the FM kit of it for a while, and the size / hull mounted secondary gun look very "landship" to me!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_5_Chi-Ri
Link for those that arent familiar! (It's 2 AM, just grabbed Wikipedia, lol)



I'm with Stephan, it sure looks like a Landship to me. WW2 Japanese subjects are a special interest of mine and I would doubly welcome seeing a Chi-Ri built here. Please feel free to build away.
Shalta
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC

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I would think so. It's in the same class as the Char bis and M6 heavy tank.

I'm finishing the weathering on my Crusader. I got stuck on Pzkpfw I link to link track on my build for improvised ingenuity.


That's what I assumed. Thanks
I'm just limited by how long it takes for the order to arrive, as getting FM kits locally seems like a no-go.
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 06:35 PM UTC
I would think so. It's in the same class as the Char bis and M6 heavy tank.

I'm finishing the weathering on my Crusader. I got stuck on Pzkpfw I link to link track on my build for improvised ingenuity.
Shalta
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 05:42 PM UTC
Though, I admit to being a little hesitant to build that M60A1 so soon. What does everyone think on the validity of the Type 5 Chi-Ri as a "landship"? I've had my eye on the FM kit of it for a while, and the size / hull mounted secondary gun look very "landship" to me!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_5_Chi-Ri
Link for those that arent familiar! (It's 2 AM, just grabbed Wikipedia, lol)
Shalta
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC

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Has anyone been working on their Landships?

I have been spending my modeling time on a Dragon Jagdpanther for the Big Cat campaign which is on short deadline. This last week has been spent trying to make the ATAK zimmerit kit to fit the model, what a mess! I look forward to getting back to the more straightforward T-35 . . .


I'm due to start on mine within the month, or at worst, next month. I've got a few simple builds to help me adjust to modelling again, and then I'll HOPEFULLY be ready to start on my M60A1, The PE still looks pretty intimidating, but I'm looking forward to it.
I've been feeling better since around Christmas, numerous things happened since then (Nothing bad, luckily), but it's been nice watching progress on the builds in this campaign! It's been helping me get the motivation to build again, and if nothing else, I feel pretty lucky to still have the option to!
Sorry if this post is a little off-topic, I'm still just in a pretty happy mood that I recovered 100%
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 05:05 AM UTC
Has anyone been working on their Landships?

I have been spending my modeling time on a Dragon Jagdpanther for the Big Cat campaign which is on short deadline. This last week has been spent trying to make the ATAK zimmerit kit to fit the model, what a mess! I look forward to getting back to the more straightforward T-35 . . .
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:25 AM UTC
I have been away from modeling for a week or so with out of town guests and a new reloading press to play with. I did get a bit more done on the Zvezda T-35 kit. The bogie assemblies are done and are trial fitted to the hull. I'll glue them on after painting. Here are some pics:





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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:14 AM UTC
Eric - Your Tadpole looks like fun. I had some of the Emhar 1/35 kits in the past but never knew they did 1/72 version.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:10 AM UTC
Shawn - What a great Landship! That thing is amazing. The railing & ladders look like PE and just right for the scale.

Don't forget to post a couple of pics in the gallery if you haven't already done so.
Savage
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 06:00 AM UTC
Got my 1/72 Tadpole for this build

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 03:23 AM UTC
It's a cool addition to anyone's shelf, I'll wager...
Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 02:42 PM UTC
I put the finishing touches on the 1/144 Takom Landkreuzer last night. This was my first attempt at building an AFV in a different scale than 1/35, and it was definitely a challenge when it came time for painting and weathering. I kept the paint job on the Landkreuzer simple - I figured such a large object would be easily spotted regardless of the camo pattern.

The two Maus (Mice?) that come with the kit were fun to paint.

I kept the weathering to a minimum on all three AFV's. I feel like at 1/144 scale you probably wont be seeing many of the details im used to adding to my builds (mud splatters, paint shipping, etc)

Overall, pretty interesting build, but I think Ill stick to my 1/35 AFV's. I included an unfinished 1/35 Maus in one of the pictures to provide some scaling comparisons.









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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC
Hi Paul,

Your right organisation is pretty key on this part, So many wheels and axles to keep track of....Speaking of which they are all glued now so heres a couple of pics.....But I noticed a couple still need a bit of clean up!





Now I can start on the rest of the pieces that make up the rest of the track gears....

Paul
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 05:00 AM UTC
Great start Paul! I like your organization with all of those wheels & axles in separate pockets. I'm looking forward to seeing your model with the figures and top hamper installed on the base. The perfect example of a real life landship.
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ok after my last attempt to up load the pics (the rubbish ones off my tablet) here are some fresh ones along with a bit of progress...(2nd attempt damn you photobucket and my lousy internet connection!!).



Nice and bright pic!





Ok so some extras for the top... Commercial POW containers(panzerart) pretty sure both the markings and type of cans were around in 1920, Oil container(ultracast) no idea if these are suitable but I think will be ok, a couple of tarps(resicast) might put these on the rear stowage rack and a bucket(or two( Tamiya)).



Cobblestone base for the beast to sit on.



Some friendlies for the base if I have time...




So here are all the wheels and axles nice and cleaned up(only took 2 weeks) so that's the boring bit out of the way onto something fun. At least the tracks look nice and easy with no clean up required!

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:33 AM UTC
Xavier - Your Char is certainly coming along, very impressive! I'm sorry to hear the tracks are fragile. I had a set of Modelkasten tracks I built for a T-34/85 that broke so many times while trying to assemble them that I gave up and built a set of Fruils that were just a joy to work with. Are metal tracks available for the Char? I know my fat fingers & thumbs value sturdyness .. .
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:28 AM UTC
Alex - Wow, your T-28 is certainly complicated! I see a number of similarities with the T-35. The cooling fan & shroud look the same and the T-35 suspension is als covered by the outer plates. The suspension is very different. I believe the turrets were also common between the two?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Paul, if you look closely you'll see that the reel is empty. I had no idea what to put on it (and Hobby Boss doesn't address it in the instructions; further, the reel that I ultimately used was from an older Eduard PE set that didn't specify what it was for, either) and can only speculate. I believe that it was mentioned elsewhere in this thread that it was a winch, presumably for hoisting supplies aboard. Somewhere down the line I'll see what I can find for period references for hoist cables and hooks/grapples; I'll add something then, I guess!



I may post a Q over on the Russian forum to see if anyone there can fill in the details on this reel. There are also some mysterious cylindrical objects on the sides of the main turret superstructure that someone may be able to illuminate . . .
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 02:42 AM UTC
Karl - your "Normandie" is looking good !

Alex - great work on you T28 !


Last steps of the assembly for me - the huge beast is now ready for painting.

The tracks :




Not so easy to assemble. The pins are way too fragile and break easily. I had to glue a lot of them, which means of course a loss of flexibility. It went better with the second set.

And the tank with both turrets and the engine compartment mounted :







Looking good !

The paint job will have to wait until March - I have some busy weeks ahead.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 02:36 PM UTC
Sorry for the lack of an update. The workbench is really backed up.

I started work on the HobbyBoss T-28E. We begin with the suspension...there's alot. These are the parts for the road-wheels and the boagies for them. There's lots of small parts that need cleaning. The instructions are kind of odd in how they want you to separate them. All you need to worry about are that some are steel-rimmed and most are rubber-rimmed.


Road-wheel boagies assembled. They go together pretty well.


More suspension pieces. Again, lots of cleanup. The parts become more specific so I marked them with a felt-pen. The idler wheels have these spines on them. They are very delicate and I managed to break some. I'll hide the broken sections with track. They give you two options for the drive sprockets. I went the ribbed ones purely for looks.


All those parts and now we have these suspension subassemblies. We'll put these to the side for now.


Lower hull parts. You have these support fins for the road-wheel boagie mounts. There's idler wheel shafts with some odd looking tensioners. I'm not saying they are wrong...because I don't know...but they look undersized for a tank this large. Drive sprocket mounts/drive covers. And return wheel mounts. Tow brackets and a trime piece.
I went ahead and cemented the upper hull to the lower.


I added those and now time to add the suspension bits. I decided to leave the drive sprocket, idler wheels, and return wheels off for now.


And they are on. The kit comes with PE cover plates for some of the suspension. The styrene parts work as support for the cover plating....yes that's right...all that nice looking suspension will be covered up.
Also shown are the cooling fan and engine hatch. Those have been added and will be seen in the next update.



That's where I am now. More to come later.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Thanks Karl, both of these kits build well. I notice that your T-35 is the later version with the conical turrets. What did you do with the reel of cable? Did you terminate the cable in some way? The Zvezda destructions are very breezy on this point . . .



Paul, if you look closely you'll see that the reel is empty. I had no idea what to put on it (and Hobby Boss doesn't address it in the instructions; further, the reel that I ultimately used was from an older Eduard PE set that didn't specify what it was for, either) and can only speculate. I believe that it was mentioned elsewhere in this thread that it was a winch, presumably for hoisting supplies aboard. Somewhere down the line I'll see what I can find for period references for hoist cables and hooks/grapples; I'll add something then, I guess!